South Korea will “dismantle” Coast Guard

 South Korea will
 "dismantle" Coast Guard

May 19, 2014
—President Park Geun-hye of South Korea made a televised “heartfelt apology” for having failed to prevent the sinking of the ferry Sewol on April 16 and for the Coast Guard’s mishandling of rescue operations. “The ultimate responsibility lies with me, the president,” she said. She said that the Coast Guard had “failed in its duty to carry out the rescue operation” and that, after serious consideration, she had “decided to dismantle” the agency.

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